Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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3.3/5 rDev -12.5%
From Notes on 10-17-13, On-Tap at the brewpub.
A - Clear dark orange amber with half a finger of white head, no lacing.
S - Some light candied pumpkin, touch of caramel malt.
T - Sweet and sugary at first, light on the pumpkin flavor, a lot of peppery spice at the end.
M - Light bitterness and a tad soapy which is weird.
O - Mediocre at best, lacks character and pumpkin flavor.
02-20-2014 16:22:10 | More by Omnium
3.28/5 rDev -13%
I poured this beer into a glass and it has a reddish color body with a very small head to it. The smell has a malty, carmel taste. The taste is kinda sweet and malty, a little velvety, on the back of the tongue i get a little bitterness. The mouthfeel is oily smooth and overall is a ok beer.
12-23-2013 20:50:52 | More by chefhatt
4.19/5 rDev +11.1%
Poured from bottle into pint glass.
Nice amber color and creamy head with decent lacing.
Sweet, malty aroma with a hint of hops. Nice nose overall.
From the first time I had it(I get some every year when I go to Maine) I always described the flavor as kind of buttery, with caramel in there too, which hits you towards the end.
The mouthfeel is almost,to me, oily smooth, to go along with the buttery taste.
This is one of my favorite, non stout/porter beers.
11-20-2013 21:12:21 | More by MikeG304
3.89/5 rDev +3.2%
A-Pours a clear reddish copper color. Thin, off white head. Lots of droopy lacing
S-Really nice nose that is stylistically accurate. Tea-like hops and a big caramel covered apple aroma. Mostly sweet. Decadent.
T-Apples and overly steeped tea. Caramel and hard toffee candies. A bit of spicy hoppiness.
M-A bit sticky and the carbonation is a little soft. It still drinks easy enough,
O/D-Really gotta respect their Fall seasonal is an ESB. I think more brewers should experiment with this style. Enjoyable beer and it's been around for quite a whole too. Surprised it's taken me this long to try.
11-10-2013 22:31:31 | More by VelvetExtract
3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
Poured from the colorful 12 oz. bottle into a Harpoon IPA glass
a: Clear dark red/brown amber, finger high offwhite head receded to thin surface foam and almost no lacing.
s: Caramel malt
t: Rich caramel malt forward with what they say is hops, but seems a bit different in that there is an unusual sharpness rather than mere bitterness involved.
m: Moderate, good body, hops(?) tingling on the tongue is not carbonation, which seems light.
o: Great caramel malt base is run down a bit by the sharpness of the hops. Still a fine dinner or holiday brew when you want something slightly different but still basically very English.
11-03-2013 00:01:25 | More by scotorum
Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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